OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 9. In a launch event on March 23rd OnePlus unveiled their new OnePlus 9 series.
Among the two new phones, the OnePlus 9 is the affordable flagship from OnePlus that starts at INR 49,999 in India. While there’s no confirmation, it is expected to launch at a later date in Nepal.
The new OnePlus phone boasts top-of-the-line hardware and a camera partnership with Hasselblad. So, let’s see what it has to offer!
OnePlus 9 Specifications
- Body: 160 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm, 183 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1 × 2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3 × 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4 × 1.80 GHz Kryo 680
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
- YOU: Android 11, OxygenOS 11
- Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF
- 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm
- 2 MP, f / 2.4, (mono)
- Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/ 60 / 240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery, Fast charging 65W, Fast wireless charging 15W
- USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
- Misc: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
- Colors: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black
OnePlus 9 Price in Nepal: TBD
OnePlus 9 Overview
With the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus is bringing a rectangular camera module that we have seen on lots of other phones lately. On the other hand, the rear is made up of glass but the OnePlus 9 uses a plastic frame instead of the metal frame.
OnePlus 9 Design
On the front, it has a hole punch on the top right corner. The phone comes in three colors: Astral Black, Arctic Sky, and Winter Mist.
Just like its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 has a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD Plus resolution (2400 x 1080).
OnePlus 9 Display
The display has a 120Hz refresh rate but it is not an LTPO display that is used on its pro sibling.
Similar to the OnePlus 9 Pro, the OnePlus 9 is equipped with the Snapdragon 888 chipset. And, it comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
For better gaming, OnePlus has incorporated a new OnePlus Cool cooling system. It is a cooling system with multiple thicker graphite layers and a larger vapor chamber.
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It is also equipped with an updated haptics motor for strong feedback. Along with that, it has a dual stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos audio.
OnePlus has partnered with Hasselblad to develop their camera systems on the OnePlus 9 series. For the OnePlus 9 series, they have mostly contributed to the color calibration.
OnePlus 9 Camera
OnePlus 9 gets a main 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor that comes with technologies like 2×2 OCL, 12bit-raw, dual ISO, and 3-HDR. This sensor can capture 4k videos at 120fps and 8K videos at 30fps.
For the ulrawide photos, it is equipped with a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor. It uses a freeform lens that can reduce edge distortion from 10-20% to 1%.
At last, it has a 2MP monochrome sensor on the rear and a 16MP sensor for selfies.
Battery & Others
OnePlus 9 has the same 4500mAh battery as the Pro model and comes with 65W fast charging. It also has a 15W wireless charging. Furthermore, it supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2.
OnePlus Warp Charge 65T
For OS, it will run on Oxygen OS 11 on top of Android 11.
OnePlus 9 Price in Nepal and Availability
OnePlus 9 price starts at INR 49,999 (NPR 80,176) for the base 8/128GB variant. So, we can expect the OnePlus 9 price in Nepal to be around Rs. 90,000.
|OnePlus Mobile||Variant||Expected Price in Nepal|
|OnePlus 9||8/128GB||Rs. 90000|
|OnePlus 9||12/256GB||Rs. 98000|
OnePlus has been shifting from a company that made affordable flagships to a company that is now trying to compete with other premium flagships. And, they have been constantly failing at that in one department: cameras.
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With the OnePlus 9 series, they are trying to improve on that by working with Hasselblad. However, we will need to get our hands on the device to see if it has actually improved.
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